The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Pray with Taliban

Lutheran pastor Margot Kaessmann, leader of Germany's Protestant community before she stepped down after a drunk-driving offense, criticized NATO military actions in Afghanistan and Libya.

Praying with the Taliban by candlelight is "a much better idea than bombing water tank lorries in Kunduz," she said during a Bible study at the Kirchentag, a June gathering of about 120,000 German Protestants.

"There is no just war, only a just peace," she said. "This requires creativity, time and money."


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